Walter Gropius. Fagus Factory. 1911-1913. Gropius's main concern was to create "modern" buildings for "modern man": meaning, a functional type of building, without any old fashioned historical decoration with Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance or Neoclassical motifs. He therefore designed geometric-style buildings, devoid of all ornamentation, but with creative elements inserted at key points in otherwise repetitive designs.